photography as sculpture sculpture as photography
The works on show are situated between photography and sculpture; they interfere with space and set in motion. Highly idiosyncratic and prominent in terms of content and aesthetics, they share a feature in spite of all differences: they are reflections of human perception and how it is conveyed in various media, which they explore, exaggerate, thwart and undermine. Artistic positions from the late 1960s to the present and with a special focus on Vienna enter into a dialogue and examine the interaction of a photographic approach with sculptural and spatial aspects. Conceptual media analysis, performative staging of the self, photographic gesture or complex interwoven spaces – all chosen photographic objects, video sculptures and room installations present the process of pictures taking shape and introduce a perspective that might be regarded as a new, three-dimensional collage.
Curated by Martin Guttmann and Rebekka Reuter
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst.